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have a lot to talk about with gleg brown and we'll start that in just a moment, but first over to andrew. >>> finance ministers are trying to unfreeze the second bailout package for greece, but first they must agree on how to cut massive debt to a more sustainable level. we'll head to london for details on that. and playing down a deal talk, tom joyce saying his country's currently if talks with at least two firms on a possible sale of its largest business unit. but would only pursue a deal if it created value to shareholders and clients. and mexico's anti-corruption body says it has found no irregularities in its probe of permits given to walmart. two audits still under way. you are remember the "new york times" reported walmart wribed local officials so it could open stores more rapidly. mr. kernen, welcome back. >> thanks. was i out? >> you were. >> friday doesn't count. >> happy thanksgiving. how about that. >> thank you. yeah, friday, nothing -- the mar cut was up, thin trading, but down today. even though these guys are meeting again. in a sign of the slow pace, senior ad
with the governor and he will do the same. >> you don't really believe that, do you? i mean, governor brown wanted the tax hikes. governor brown is one of the big greenies. he's -- exactly the kind of epa greenie diana first got roth as describing. >> well, you know, we have had a political earthquake here in california after last week. we now have a two-thirds supermajority in the assembly and senate. now for the business community in order for our economy to grow and create jobs in investment, it is really going to be in his decisi decision make what will happen with the legislature to do that. >> you are not too optimistic. democratic legislature and democratic state which is already very liberal, left, right? how -- i don't see a way out for you, sir? >> larry, that's what our jobs are. we are going on move california forward. but we are facing our own incredible hurdle. the government unions are going to be dominating the legislature as they have in the past. that puts us back on the defensive. we were hoping to be on the offensive to change some of these policies. but the governor has indica
.s. economy. >> jerry browne's miracle. >> i'm going to get a bill as well as every other californian asking for money. >> what is your point? >> that will have a negative impact on the california economy and on the u.s. economy. so ron is right. there are parts of the u.s. economy are certainly improving, but there are other parts that have not yet felt a vice that's squeezing on them. >> all right. we got to go. the bell is going to ring shortly, i feel like. we got to go. thank you, everybody. appreciate it. we are heading toward the close and, really, the market is where it was before all the rhetoric came out on the cliff. the dow up 32 points right how it. >> we've heard some democrats made maye be willing to dive off that fiscal cliff. our next guest certainly is not following suit. find out what cuts he's willing to make. >>> another potential cost saver could be ditching the paper dollar in favor of a dollar coin. congress is considering it. could our debt literally kill the dollar bill? we'll talk about that. >>> and later on, i'll be talking exclusively to two of the nation's top
brown one and i just loved that. he would go to the hispanic latinos rallies and clubs and bodeg a bodegas and rallies. great reporting. thank you very much. now folks, shifting gears. i have another question for you? what company is spending more and more on electric cars even though they have become a huge profit loser? can you believe that? you think this conversation has anything to do with the bail out nation? i do. i think they do. anyway. kissy huggy stay seems to be ending in washington, d.c. where do we go from here? they have teachers... ...with a deeper knowledge of their subjects. as a result, their students achieve at a higher level. let's develop more stars in education. let's invest in our teachers... ...so they can inspire our students. >>> there is good news and there is bad news. let's go to the good news first. up eight months in a row. i'm giving you the year on year. you can see the nice pattern they have got. >> make it is because home prices are doing better. i don't know. but i like it. i got to give you badne news to. poor capital goods. today's number wa
picking up two additional seats in massachusetts, where elizabeth warren beat the incumbent scott brown. in indiana, congressman joe donnelly beat the controversial richard mourdock. congress remains divides republicans maintain their control over the house of representatives. romney's running mate paul ryan won his re-election campaign for his house seat. >> joining us for more analysis is ron freeman. ron, good morning. >> good morning, kelly. >> ron, what's your initial reaction here to the outcome? what's the biggest impact this is going to have on policy? >> i think the biggest impact it will have on policy is we have a president we know well. we know what his policies are. we know what he's tried to do. the real question is whether the congress will see that the negation approach has not worked for them and they need now to come together to a grand bargain as they face the imminent fiscal cliff, even during the lame duck congress. >> i thought for at least this morning we could put the uncertainty question out of our minds. haven't all of our problems been solved? shouldn't we kno
for barack obama. also home to a very high profile senate race between senator scott brown and elizabeth warren of harvard. the woman who set up consumer protection bureau. mississippi is called for mitt romney. six electoral votes there and the state of missouri too early to call. >> new hampshire, we have been waiting on another hotly contested state. too close to call in new hampshire so far. this is four electoral votes and one of the hotly contested states new hampshire too close to call. new jersey, too early to call at this point. 14 electoral votes. this is an important one. too early to call in new jersey. and oklahoma is going to governor romney. governor romney winning oklahoma with seven electoral votes. >> the state of pennsylvania, a critical swing state. obama won it in 2008. 54-44. romney made a late-stage push. it's too early to call in pennsylvania but nbc news is saying that obama has the lead in pennsylvania. the state of rhode island is being called for barack obama. and in tennessee, another high profile senate race between bob corker and mark clafen. tennessee is c
is published by little brown. now lionsgate is trying to figure out how to squeeze yet another film out of the franchise. >> why stop at five? julia, thank you very much. now that we've seen the box office results, how are traders looking to play lionsgate? let's find out from brian stutland. managing member of stutland group. what's the trade on lionsgate? >> we saw one big institutional investor. probably someone managing $100 million or more. the sheer notional size of the trade, they're willing to take a shot to the upside. there's true success to the "twilight," we're near the beginning of the end for "twilight." the question is, hunger gaims, the next one coming object board, do we get more upside? willing to get long about 60,000 shares above 17 with the break-even being at about 17.29. we're seeing some bullish activity. that it continues to roll over, lionsgate continues to be in a good position going forward. with all the creation that "twilight" has been able to do for the company. >> the stock is up 82% year to date. stay tuned for options action, because famed investor. jef
grandkids, $800 million a month in dividends. >> how do you spend all that? >> i don't know. >> but brown forman is a fantastically performing -- a real winner. you may know this as jack daniels. very successful -- very successful growth company. as has bean. these are very, very cash flow spewing companies and they're giving it to you. i love it. i really do. >> it's amazing. >> we talked about it so long ago after the election you started to see it pop one after another. walmart setting the tone. >> returning capital to share holders is a theme. adt as well increasing its share repurchases this morning. that is another name that they have been coming after. a busy morning for them. >> why do people hate the stock market so much if you wake up in the morning and see a check for $4? it's interesting. >> remember these guys filed a deed and immediately saying we don't like the way of your capital structure. they increased share repurchase now. >> cutting to this issue and i know mayor shapiro is out, i think this pleasure with stocks is not in keeping with what stocks can do for you. >> we
in retail furniture. brown forman in the distillery. it is corporate america. it's not just one group doing this. i made the argument to you during the commercial break. it's good pr if nothing else. >> it's only good pr for the people who don't understand it. yes, i'm getting something back today. but if you look at it as a signal of what's going to happen, what it means for the future growth of the company, i don't think it's such good pr. >> maybe it's a signal about the economy. maybe they're saying they don't have the anything better to do with it. did you see what's happening with taxes likely? it's going to be maybe a tough economy. maybe they telling us this is the best -- and wouldn't you rather have it than blow it on some junky mna deal or hire when it would be a bad time to hire? >> about half of the returns from stocks since 1926 have come from dividends. it's not an insignificant part of the total return over a long period of time. listen, i don't know if companies are really fooling people anyway. if you have all the cash sitting on your balance sheet that's earning zero, tha
. that's helping a number of the retailers today. las vegas sands and brown-forman, both announcing special dividends for the quarter. that's impacting those individual stocks. you'll see more of those special dividends and more moving up of the dividends from january into december if we continue to get talk on this fiscal cliff debate two weeks from now. guys, back to you. >> thank you, bob. thank you very much. let's talk about the market. stephen gallagher is advising investors to buy now. >> larry cantor thinks any significant correction is a buying opportunity. so why are these guests so bullish? they join us to explain. larry, why are you so bullish? >> i don't know about so bullish, but the thing is unless you believe that they're going to let not just the fiscal cliff go over, but that we have no agreement throughout 2013, that means you believe there will be some agreement. the markets may go down from now until then, but then you'll get a bounce. really, there's three possibilities here. one is they don't reach any agreement throughout 2013. because, remember, to get the f
of. brown foreman reports wednesday. this is an interesting one. why? because goldman downgraded it to sell. just last night. i've seen this movie. they were wrong last time. they'll be wrong again. i'm going to bet them a bottle of jack daniels that will be the case. in fact i'll bet them a case of jack daniels that will be the case. if they're close, as we told you we like asina. and i would be willing to be a buyer of that niche retailer ahead of this quarter because of some merger gains i think we'll hear about. but again only on news of setbacks to the fiscal cliff talks. we're not going to go in and buy anything these days. you'll get some representative congressman, senator come on say you stupid idiot. you bought stock and i'm talking on a microphone. i'm sending the stock market down because there's no progress. we have not one but two huge analyst days next week. only one an opportunity to buy. starbucks is coming to town on wednesday. you better get ready for one terrific show as the one and only howard schultz i believe will tell you that business is smoking in so man
against the browns yesterday. they did win. demolition experts attached 300 pounds of dynamite in strategic places and there it went. built in the 1920s, that building, by a cotton tycoon. >>> we talk a lot about how the fiscal cliff will hurt the u.s. but that obscures the pain that will be felt at the state and local levels. our senior economics reporter steve leisman has been doing the math about who falls the hardest if we do go over the cliff. steve? >> if you think about it, it is designed so that there is a lot of pain. the idea of the fiscal cliff, the sequestration, automatic cuts to bring people to the table. we've done, with the help of technology, using diver technology, we dove in to take a look at where federal spending is highest. it is color coated by per capita spending by county here. what you see -- take a look. where it's red it's the highest from 20 all the way up to 175,000. there's actually one county in north carolina where i think hatteras island is where there is a big fema project. along the eastern seaboard a lot of that fema smending. th spending. t
the republicans is massachusetts, where senator scott brown is running a tough fight against elizabeth warren, the democratic candidate. we know that she was so crucial in the creation of the consumer watchdog board down in washington. we see warn ahead of the polling, neck in neck. >> traditionally democratic state? >> ted kennedy's old seat. a point of pride. >> the two states in which republican also early leads in the senate races, missouri and indiana, the republican candidates there sort of stepped in it a couple times. >> social issues have been disastrous for republicans this year, comments about rape and under what circumstances we should allow abortion have been very, very inflammatory in a couple of these races. these not helping republicans who want to take control of the senate this year. >> all right, thanks very much, eamon javers. >>> move over and talk on the house, the senate and the shifting balance of power, pardon my back there folks, ben white, chief economic correspondent with plight skoal still with us. as eamon was pointing out, the balance in both houses could be cri
in massachusetts is the dead heat contest for the senate between scott brown, the republican, and elizabeth warren, the democrat. voter turnout could top 70%. some 3 million plus votes being cast in one of the most closely watched senate races in the country that could very well determine the balance of power in the senate in the next congress. >> the difference is that scott brown is popular. he is popular. and has been for his entire term. but so is elizabeth warren. and so the question is for independents you get two popular people, who are you going to pull the lever for? >> reporter: now, governor mitt romney literally has miles to go before we see him on the stage behind me. he's off for election day campaign style events in both ohio and pennsylvania. nothing conventional about this particular campaign. mitt romney out there on election day. simon? >> testament to how close is still is. hampton pearson there at the romney headquarters and of course tonight cnbc special report. your money, your vote begins at 5:00 eastern. up for grabs, 33 senate seats, 445 house seats and the presidency of
. >> it looked like a twinkie, but it was brown chocolate, but i don't know what -- and it had the cream in the center. >> was it rolled? >> no, it wasn't rolled. p. >> i know it looked like a twinkie because chocolate twinkie. >> i had one friday and it had been so long. it was good. >> and that bread is supposedly isn't very good. >> wonder bread. >> but they also have a wheat brand i think. >> in tech news, the u.s. international trade commission will review a judge's decision that apple didn't violate samsung patents when it made the ipod touch, the iphone and the ipad. in september, an administrative law judge said apple was innocent of violating those patents. up like $30 yesterday or something. and check out the shares of yahoo!. they reached their highest level in 18 months. analysts say investor confidence is growing that marissa mayer can pull off a comeback. >> is is that possible? >> we can all hope. i want everybody to succeed. >> do you want bad people to succeed? >> bad in what way? >> i mean bad people. do you want bad products, bad companies? >> no, no, but i want people
facilities and other companies use brown boot camp as a model. it's not for everyone. but that means the drivers who do make it through are more than ready for the holiday rush. krist chr kristen you tod kristen dahlgren, nbc news. >> i'm surprised they have to go to that extent, but it makes sense. sgle . >> every second counts. cyber shopping is so important. does it change at all the nature of holiday sales or is the point really just how much consumers are spending, period? >> there seems to be some structural shifts. it seems sales are starting earlier every year, creeping in to thanksgiving and more is being done online. this is very important for each retailer and equity analysts, but from a macroeconomic point of view, it's not actually that relevant. there is very little relationship between what happens on black friday or cyber monday and how the whole holiday shopping season goes. it's a myth that if it's good black friday, you get a great holiday season. but that isn't actually the case and arguably it goes the other way p i think that what happens is households have a fi
of how the retailers are faring there. monday on "squawk" we've got motorola ceo greg brown, part of the fix the debt campaign, we'll get his thought on fixing the fiscal cliff and what it means for his company and the economy. "squawk" is coming back in two minutes. want to spend less and retire with more? then don't get nickle and dimed by high cost investments and annoying account fees. at e-trade, our free easy-to-use online tools and experienced retirement specialists can help you build a personalized plan. and with our no annual fee iras and a wide range of low cost investments, you can execute the plan you want at a low cost. so meet with us, or go to etrade.com for a great retirement plan with low cost investments. ♪ [ penélope ] i found the best cafe in the world. nespresso. where i never have to compromise on anything. ♪ where just one touch creates the perfect coffee. where every cappuccino and latte is only made with fresh milk. and where the staff is exceptionally friendly. ♪ nespresso. what else? >>> >>> welcome back to "squawk box" everyone on this black frid
at the paralympics in london. the second former prime minister gordon brown. >> has he appeared in your nightmares? >> his ears scare me and his record, both of those things so overwhelmingly frightening. did you see this about simpson-bowles, huge new effort, campaign to fix the debt founded by simpson and bowles thursday will announce a dramatic increase in its drive to mobilize corporate and grassroots support for congress to make tough choices on this. can we get them on? they raised 35 million since july. >> and dave cote is the leader of this group. they'll be ramping it up. they already have 80 s&p 500 ceos. i think we should open the platform. >> you know how to reach them. >> i'll e-mail dave right now. >> good. >>> the looming fiscal cliff in the u.s. not the only threat on the horizon. our next guest says -- you guys want to keep talking? >> you shouldn't get distracted from that. you're a pro. go ahead. >> just keep going, okay, i just want to make sure. >> wouldn't you like to get simpson and bowles? >> we can get them, absolutely should. let's just get to him, mark grant, got a lot o
billion for that company but they wouldn't pay it now. >> wow, wow. >> unbelievable. josh brown, frequent guest on "the halftime" today said they have destroyed 10 billion of a $12 billion original cap. this ipo was a war crime. >> a war crime? >> invokes nuremberg. >> have you mentioned, evercore going to $2 price target -- >> he starts by saying we missed our revenue expectations by meeting our operating profitability? wow. meeting what? meeting what? fiscal cliff. >> here on "squawk on the street" interviews with the interviews of priceline and diagio making a $2 million bet on india. one more look at futures, once again, negative actions here. we'll see how we close out this crazy week. >>> a few travel websites are hooking up. priceline going to buy kayak working out to $1.8 billion. it comes just about four months after kayak went public. priceline ceo jeffrey boyd will discuss the deal exclusively on "squawk on the street" at 11 a.m. eastern time. this is a tricky deal, jim, because kayak makes money by referring to the likes of a priceline and expedia. now priceline doesn't have t
of the companies are doing poorly. i don't think that they are natural candidates. we look at brown-forman doing well. costco doing well. i don't know. i would be -- i like yahoo! very much. i think she's doing a remarkable job. she's talking about using that money to do good things. maybe a waste to give it back immediately to shareholders. >> for a company like apple, to keep that much cash on the balance sheet is almost -- they say they are taking a fiscally disciplined approach to managing cash. some would argue that it's fiscally undisciplined in having so much cash on your balance sheet and not using it toward better things or things that would yield more for shareholde shareholders. the stock has declined a lot since its highs. if they issue a special dividend, people would step in and buy the stock or at least hold onto it putting a floor in there. i don't know. maybe that's temporary. maybe that's enough until they get through the holiday season. >> if they beat the quarter and stock goes higher, nice to have a special dividend. i would like them to make the money and buy twitter and ya
's all cleaned up. >> the ohio is still brown, gross. >>> joining us for the next hour to talk about this election from the business perspective is ken langone, home depot, co-founder, chairman and president of invamed associates. we'll talk about your great charity and the langone medical center in a second. you're going to be with the governor tonight. >> yes, i am. >> and you are, how many electoral votes is he going to win? >> i think 300 or more. >> which states is, in your view will he pick? >> pennsylvania was gone a week a ago. it's now in play, wisconsin, iowa, this, believe me, the electoral college goes both ways, and i think the fact that a sitting president hasn't got 50%. >> in approval rating? >> the votes. >> the votes in one poll i think he has it. >> the only poll that matters is the poll that's happening today and whatever happens we're going to survive as a country. the important thing to me is that if the president wins, gets reelected he's going to have to understand he doesn't have a mandate. he does not have a mandate. >> does romney have a mandate, if you bea
mike brown, it was a three-year deal worth $12 million and this hire comes after rumors over the weekend the lakers were in discussions to retire former coach phil jackson. >>> when we come back on "squawk," getting a deal on debt, douglas holtz-eakin will talk to us about avoiding the fiscal cliff, although our last guest wondered whether we should. it's getting wild in the green room this morning. the top brass at animal planet ready to pounce on a fiscal cliff solution. we're going to ask this porcupine if lawmakers are actually just chasing their own tails. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 this morning, i'm going to trade in hong kong. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 after that, it's on to germany. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 then tonight, i'm trading 9500 miles away in japan. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 with the new global account from schwab, tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 i hunt down opportunities around the world tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 as if i'm right there. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 and i'm in total control because i can trade tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 directly online in 12 markets in their local currencies. tdd#: 1-800-345-
'm thinking charlie brown when they put the stuff on it. >> looks much -- >> beautiful tree. >> yeah, it does. >> now let's talk about impact 2012, some of the biggest investment advisers getting together at this yearly invite only event. cnbc's the only exclusive business there today. and i hope i get this right, michael mauboussin. >> it's mauboussin. it took me 12 years to learn that. >> thank you, michael. michael is legg mason's chief investment strategist, and good morning to you. let's talk about luck. you have a book that talks about whether it's skill or luck. you've been in this business a long time. what is the answer? >> i think the way to think about this, andrew, is a continuum of life which some things are skill and no luck, running races and swimming meets and all luck and no skill which would be lottery and roulette wheels and that type of thing. turns out if you look at the continuum depending on the time period you measure, investing turns out close to the luck side. i want to be clear there is, i believe, differential skill among investors. but because investors are so ski
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it with some vegetable oil. that's going to give it that nice golden brown. >> how do you feel about indoor fryers? >> those are great. indoor fryers, outdoor fryers. >> i'm afraid of those. >> it's great, it's quick. it's about 3 1/2 minutes or minutes per pound. >> and you take the stuff and the paper out before you cook it too. >> yes, you do. >> remove that. don't leave that in. >> remove it. >> what's the best alcohol to drink -- besides wild turkey. was there a stuff -- red or white, sue? >> you can go either way. chardonnay's great with a turkey. so it's really, you know, it's a good thing to have your guests bring too. they can bring their favorite wine or cocktail and have a good time with it. >> they should bring something. besides just -- >> that's right. you shouldn't do all the work. >> it's all about spending time with the family. >> well, i'm a bourbon and butter ball guy. >> you're bourbon and anything. >> it's true. >> sue, thank you very much. we appreciate it. once again, we always have fun. thank you. >> have a happy thanksgiving. >> you too. >> you're going to see that
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